Transparency data: British schools overseas: inspection reports for accredited schools

Department For Education

March 19
14:02 2020


British Schools Overseas (BSO) inspections affected by Covid-19

Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, a number of BSOs have been closed by their local government as a mandatory measure. Many of these schools would have been due an inspection within the coming months to ensure that they continued to meet the relevant standards a stipulation for BSO accreditation.

In circumstances where DfE have been made aware that the school have had their inspection postponed due to Covid-19, we will ensure that their BSO accreditation is extended until the inspection has been rescheduled and carried out.

Therefore we would advise all BSOs whose inspections have been impacted, and would like to apply for an extension to their accreditation to contact the Department at

When contacting DfE, please specify the reason for the rescheduling of the inspection, confirm the date the original inspection was due to be carried out, and (if available) any information regarding the postponed inspection. DfE will review all applications on an individual basis.

A list of British schools overseas meeting the school standards under the voluntary inspection scheme, including:

  • their inspection reports
  • the date of their most recent inspection

Get information about schools (GIAS) is the Department for Educations (DfE) register of educational establishments in England and Wales, and includes details of accredited British schools overseas.

Published 28 May 2015
Last updated 19 March 2020 +show all updates
  1. Added information about how inspections will be affected by Covid-19.

  2. Added New Cairo British International School, The International School of Moscow, Traill International School, GEMS Wellington International School, Jumeirah English Speaking School, Jumeirah English Speaking School Arabian Ranches, Regent International School to the 'British schools overseas: accredited schools inspection reports'.

  3. Updated list of British Schools Overseas, including recent inspections and removals.

  4. Accredited schools inspection reports list updated.

  5. Updated the list for November 2018.

  6. Changed title to include 'accredited schools'. Updated summary to replace Edubase with Get information about schools (GIAS). Added link to new page on non-accredited British schools overseas.

  7. Updated the inspection reports list and added link to 'Get information about schools'.

  8. Updated inspection reports.

  9. First published.

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